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, it actually has these built in very significant disincentives towards making big deals, towards working together. and we are now seeing the fruits of that evolution in the house in particular. let's talk about the house in particular. john boehner has been a very interesting figure in all of this. at one point he was walking in the back door of the white house and trying to cut a deal with the president. obviously, shamed out of that. so now he came up with his own deal and spent a lot of time last night bringing people in through his front door, recalcitrant republicans, to get them on board. is he wounded by what happened this week? is he strengthened? >> i think what happened this week is that we have seen how little leverage and how weak john boehner really is. you know, he has a leadership style that he has said, you know, after the top-down leadership style we saw with nancy pelosi, that he wanted to be a consensus leader, that things would come from the bottom up and he won his majority in the house because a lot of these freshmen ran specifically against the establishment and ag
. senior citizens will in fact take some hits. education will take big hits with the pell grants. to achieve the so-called cuts that they are talking about would mean that a lot of people are going to be severely, severely hurt. >> but we cannot sustain this level of debt forever. >> we cannot, but here is what is wrong -- we have to get control of the deficit, but we do not want to do anything on the revenue side. all of the change, all of the pain is coming from the cuts. you are still leaving those tax cuts to the wealthy untouched. still leaving the subsidies for the oil companies untouched. everything to the poor and middle-class folks -- you bear the brunt of it. >> mitt romney this week -- my view is we should have a president who is willing to cut, a cap, and balance the budget. then he wants to stay out of this. he is just interested in jobs. in the grand bargain, there were revenue increases. closing loopholes that no one wants to defend except for grover norquist, who is having an incredible amount of power in this debate. there is a counter intuitive thing here. you a
tsongas had cancer. i think there is a big difference between cancer and migraines. if we are going to hold up the standard of if you have a headache that knocks you out for an hour or two or whatever it that you cannot be president, i think fdr, kennedy who had addison's disease, and eisenhower, who had a really bad heart, would never be president of the united states, and i am not sure that as a position any of us would want to take. i think her answer was good. based on the evidence -- is their behavioral evidence of this woman not being able to handle yourself? >> just being cautionary -- >> well, cautionary is fine. >> i don't know the capitol hill physician, but i don't think is fair to imply that this is a less qualified individual. >> i am not saying that. >> what about rick perry? >> looks more and more like he is going to come into the race. he is showing in the polls as well. mike huckabee, the conservative a finalist in 2008 against john mccain, has already taken a shot at him, pointing out that if he is going to be the champion of all traditional values and high morals,
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